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TCBCast 120: Doo-Wop and Elvis

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 06/09/2020

TCBCast Commentary Teaser: Vinyl - TCBCast Commentary Teaser: Vinyl - "The King and I"

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

We just dropped our commentary of the 7th episode of the 2016 HBO series "Vinyl," which featured an appearance by Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush playing Elvis, over at Patreon.com/TCBCast exclusively for patrons. Here's a teaser! If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content including film commentaries on Elvis- and early rock-related movies, topic polls, Blue Suede Reviews video essay series covering all of Elvis' movies chronologically and more!

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TCBCast 166: All Shook Up - Billboard May 13, 1957 show art TCBCast 166: All Shook Up - Billboard May 13, 1957

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

NOTE: This episode was recorded before news broke that early rock legend Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee, Lawdy Miss Clawdy) had passed away May 9, 2021. We will be addressing this on our next episode.  Also - those familiar to the show will note that there is a cold open this week. This is deliberate, you will understand once you hear our news section as we have some sad news to report. This week, Professor Ladhar dons his tweed jacket again as we take a look at Elvis topping out the Billboard charts in 1957 with a "perfect Elvis song" - All Shook Up - on the very day that Jailhouse Rock began...

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TCBCast Now #5 Teaser show art TCBCast Now #5 Teaser

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This morning we released TCBCast Now #5 for our Patreon supporters. In this month's TCBCast Now, inspired by Mortal Kombat, we're discussing the value of video games being adapted to films, as well as a bunch of other pop culture news including Marvel Phase 4 and DC's Superman casting news. For Song of the Month, Gurdip's picking the Rocky Fellers's "Killer Joe" and Justin picks Alison Krauss's "Maybe."  If you enjoy this teaser, please consider joining to support the show at Patreon.com/TCBCast to receive access to dozens of hours of new, exclusive and early access bonus content...

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TCBCast Now #4: Jaws show art TCBCast Now #4: Jaws

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

As a teaser, we've dropped the first 3 full new episodes of TCBCast Now into our main feed over the last 3 months. TCBCast Now is our once-a-month general pop culture spin-off available exclusively for Patreon supporters at Patreon.com/TCBCast. Going forward, we will be releasing short 5-10 minute teasers of our Patreon-exclusive material on the main feed. On this episode of TCBCast Now originally released in early April, Justin finally watches Gurdip's favorite movie of all time: 1975's JAWS, directed by Steven Spielberg himself. While Justin provides his reactions to the film, Gurdip...

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TCBCast 164: Golden Songs of the Week, Volume 7 show art TCBCast 164: Golden Songs of the Week, Volume 7

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Justin & Gurdip are taking a one-week break, so now's the perfect time to revisit some of our earliest Songs of the Week in one go! Whether you've just recently began listening or haven't gone back in a while, here are the histories behind songs from TCBCasts 31-34, including Ryan Droste's first appearance on the show with Pocketful of Rainbows, as well as Thrill of Your Love, I'll Be There, Dark Moon, Let Me Be the One, Little Mama and Good Rockin' Tonight. If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/TCBCast. We offer plenty of bonus content - in the month of March...

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TCBCast 163: Madison Square Garden, 1972 show art TCBCast 163: Madison Square Garden, 1972

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

As selected by the TCBCast Patreon community, this week, Gurdip & Justin are covering not only Elvis's famous As Recorded At Madison Square Garden album from 1972, but the surrounding activities, including the press conference Elvis gave, and the afternoon show released later on. For Song of the Week, also picked by patrons, Gurdip is rolling on the river in Elvis' cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's iconic "Proud Mary" while Justin has to confess he's "Never Been to Spain" but he kinda likes Elvis' version of the Three Dog Night's 70s classic. If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to...

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TCBCast 162: The Original Lady With The High Voice, Millie Kirkham feat. Darin Evans show art TCBCast 162: The Original Lady With The High Voice, Millie Kirkham feat. Darin Evans

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Gurdip's off this week but Justin is joined by guest (and TCBCast patron!) Darin Evans to take a (not remotely comprehensive) look at the contributions of soprano backing vocalist Millie Kirkham to Elvis' recording career. Millie's distinctive high voice sound is audible on Elvis classics like "Blue Christmas," "She's Not You" and "The Wonder of You" as well as many recordings by other Nashville recording artists, and she is, to note, the only backing vocalist to have recorded & performed with Elvis through all three decades of his career, making her an iconic part of Elvis' musical...

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TCBCast 161: Elvis & The Beauty Queen feat. Jaime Kay show art TCBCast 161: Elvis & The Beauty Queen feat. Jaime Kay

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

This week, Gurdip & Justin are joined by Jaime Kay from the Jungle Room podcast to review the 1981 biopic "Elvis & The Beauty Queen," about Linda Thompson and her relationship with Elvis. As always with Jaime Kay, it's a ton of fun and you never know where it's going to go! For Song of the Week, Jaime Kay picked the movie track "A Whistling Tune," Gurdip went back to his favorite album for "Girl Next Door Went A-Walking" off "Elvis is Back" and Justin highlights Elvis' rarely-heard home recording of "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie." If you enjoy TCBCast and would like to support us while...

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TCBCast 160: Wheels On Our Heels - The Top 11 Elvis Movie Driving Songs show art TCBCast 160: Wheels On Our Heels - The Top 11 Elvis Movie Driving Songs

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

After almost two months of research- & thematically-heavy topics (including this week's chapter of our TCBCast Book Club), Justin & Gurdip go for something a little more lighthearted and set about "scientifically" ranking all the scenes from Elvis movies where Elvis is driving/piloting and singing while doing it! The totally scientific ranking system utilized means this list's order is both a ton of fun, and completely subjective bullcrap, and fittingly, Gurdip selects "Dominic" from "Stay Away, Joe" for his Song of the Week. Justin goes down another road, picking 1961's "I'm Coming...

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TCBCast Now #3: Top NES Games show art TCBCast Now #3: Top NES Games

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

The first three (February-March-April 2021) monthly episodes of TCBCast Now, our pop culture discussion experiment, typically Patreon exclusives, are going to be released on the general feed after approximately one month of patron-exclusivity, as a way of giving listeners a sampler of some of the extra content we have on offer for patrons. No foolin'! On this month's TCBCast Now, Gurdip & Justin discuss WandaVision's run, Raya & The Last Dragon, and Justin's playthrough of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. This leads into a discussion of some of the guys' favorite Nintendo Entertainment...

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Then for Song of the Week, while Gurdip takes a break from Elvis to celebrate "One Summer Night," Justin tries to figure out how to shake a chicken in the middle of the room... it's "Party" from 1957's "Loving You"!

Featured Songs of the Week

Gurdip: One Summer Night (By the Danleers)

Justin: (Let's Have A) Party